Gunda DW, Kidenya BR, Mshana SE, Kilonzo SB, Mpondo BC. Accuracy of WHO immunological criteria in identifying virological failure among HIV-infected adults on First line antiretroviral therapy in Mwanza, North-western Tanzania. BMC research notes. 2017 Jan 17;10(10). 45 p. PMID: 28095920 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5240422
Optimal HIV treatment monitoring remains a big challenge in resource limited settings. Guidelines recommend the use of clinical and immunological criteria in resource limited settings due to unavailability of viral load monitoring; however their utility is questionable. This study aimed at assessing the accuracy of immunological criteria in detecting treatment failure among HIV infected Tanzanian adults receiving first line ART.